Bird By Bird by Anne Lamott: A Review Of ‘Some Instructions On Writing And Life’

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Bird by Bird is Anne Lamott’s reflection upon her writing and teaching career and the various ways in which she teaches others to improve their writing. Lamott does not in particular focus on delivering highly technical ideas – she does not explain all the logistics of grammar, spelling or using a highly elevated vocabulary. However, her […]

Why Is The Great Gatsby GREAT? A Review of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Classic Novel

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What is there to love about The Great Gatsby? F.Scott Fitzgerald’s writing here leaves only a little to be desired. The characters themselves seem shallow and empty, lacking in morality and you could take all this into consideration and instantly report: ‘well that’s a shallow book if ever I’ve heard of one.’ However it can also […]

The Girl

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The Girl Hazelnut eyes flickered open, witnessed the bright light blazing in through the window and into her room and then shut tightly once again. Wake up Aida…the mumbled thought wandered through her mind, accompanied by its wondering companion, is this really the day? Realisation caused her eyes to flash open again and she sat […]

The Hunter – Part 2

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A scream broke the night. It was loud and full of unfamiliar terror, yet it unmistakably belonged to a woman. Mason flung himself through the door, his hunter instincts working to their fullest potential. The sound echoed and reverberated in his ears, its distant memory becoming a trail he could follow. He raced down the […]